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Xavier University Theatre Presents Three Shows in Rep Feb. 17-28

 

(CINCINNATI, Jan. 25, 2016) – Xavier University Theatre continues its 2015-16 season with three shows in repertory: BEGOTTEN, by senior theatre major Tatum Hunter; BETRAYAL, by Harold Pinter; and MISS JULIE, by August Strindberg. Performances will take place in Xavier’s Gallagher Student Center Theater from Feb. 17-28.

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Kalie Kaimann as Marianne and Elizabeth Rancourt as Eve in BEGOTTEN.

After losing everything in an apartment fire, Marianne and Aaron are forced to get serious about their lives and their relationship. However, their decision to reach out to Aaron’s wealthy parents for help only makes things more complicated as painful memories resurface and threaten their future. While Marianne and Aaron’s mother, Eve, fight to keep him close, both women struggle to reconcile what they want with what they’ve lost. BEGOTTEN is a sharp examination of how motherhood shapes the lives of two women and asks what it really means to lose a child. Xavier Theatre will present the world premiere of this play by current senior theatre major Tatum Hunter. BEGOTTEN is directed by Bridget Leak. Performances of BEGOTTEN are Friday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2:00 p.m.

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Maya Farhat as Emma, Mac Blais as Jerry and Eric Minion as Robert in BETRAYAL.

For seven years, Emma and Jerry engage in a passionate love affair, deceiving their spouses, each other and, at times, even themselves. Emma’s husband, Robert, has known about the affair for years without ever saying a word. Was this his betrayal, or his revenge? As memory reels backward toward the moment the affair started, the lies tangle into a web of deception, and betrayal begets betrayal. Written by Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter, one of the 20th century’s most influential dramatists, and winner of the Oliver Award, BETRAYAL innovatively explores the complexities of love, guilt and duplicity. BETRAYAL is directed by Bruce Cromer. Performances of BETRAYAL are Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m.

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Griff Bludworth as Jean and Alex Roberts as Julie in MISS JULIE.

On Midsummer’s Eve, Miss Julie, a young noblewoman, enters into an illicit affair with her father’s valet, Jean. Worldly and cultured, Jean by turns spurns and encourages Miss Julie’s flirtation, eventually initiating a relationship of disastrous consequences. Written in 1888, Strindberg’s MISS JULIE is a masterful exploration of sex, class and power that asks who in the battle of the sexes is really the servant and who the master. MISS JULIE is directed by Regina Pugh. Performances of MISS JULIE are Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 20, at 2:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m.

“This is an exciting experiment for us at Xavier Theatre,” says Xavier’s Director of Theatre Stephen Skiles. “Working on small, intimate shows gives our students a unique and intense opportunity to work on their craft, both on and off the stage. We’ve essentially formed three theatre companies, under the direction of some of the best professional directors in our region. This project exemplifies the professional collaborations that Xavier Theatre strives to provide students.

“I’m especially thrilled to be producing another world premiere in senior theatre major Tatum Hunter’s BEGOTTEN. She told me about two years ago that she wanted to write a play, so I told her that if she did, we would produce it. It’s a great piece of theatre. I’m so proud of her and this production.”

The cast for BEGOTTEN includes Sean Burlingame as Aaron, Kyle Daniels as Adam, Kalie Kaimann as Marianne, Justin Lee as Man and Elizabeth Rancourt as Eve. The show is stage managed by Hannah Sheppard.

The cast for BETRAYAL includes Mac Blais as Jerry, Maya Farhat as Emma, Eric Minion as Robert and Micah Price as The Waiter. The show is stage managed by Kelly Markle.

The cast of MISS JULIE includes Griff Bludworth as Jean, Sara Ringenbach as Kristin and Alex Roberts as Julie. Members of the ensemble include Donald Burns, Henry Eden, Taylor Maas, Sam Martini, Trever McKenzie, Katie Mitchell, Jenny Roberts, Michael Thompson and Nora Weisz. The show is stage managed by Tori Kiraly.

The creative team for the three shows includes costume designers Cassie Delicath, Rachael Petranek and Nora Weisz; sound designer August Dice; set designers Donald Burns, Kyle Daniels and Tori Kiraly; lighting designer Joe Leonard; prop designers Aaron Krick and Annie Mayer; and projection designers Veronica Graeber and Lydia Reagan.

Tickets for BEGOTTEN, BETRAYAL and MISS JULIE are available now through the Xavier University Theatre Box Office. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students, as well as Xavier faculty and staff. Three-show passes are available for $30. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.xavier.edu/theatretickets or call 513-745-3939.

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Magic Duo Recreates the Intimacy of Vaudeville Performances

Live family entertainment comes to Newport’s Monmouth Theatre

MISC_ A Little Night Magic logoNEWPORT, KY Multi-Award winning magician Sir Pat-Trick and Special Guest Star Illusionist Mike Woodward have joined forces to create a fun family program they are humbly calling A LITTLE NIGHT MAGIC, which can be experienced in Newport on Friday February 26th, Saturday February 27th, and Sunday February 28th 2016. Show times are 8pm Friday and Saturday and a 2pm Matinee on Sunday.

A LITTLE NIGHT MAGIC showcases segments of Sir Pat-Trick’s performances at The Orleans Casino in Las Vegas, where he received two standing ovations, and parts of his recent act he performed at The World Famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles, California.

Illusionist Mike Woodward will feature portions of his College Spectacular and Major American Business show that have been featured in appearances in China, Mexico and Canada.

The program will be at the Monmouth Theatre which is located at 636 Monmouth Street Newport, Kentucky 41071. Ticket Prices are $10 dollars for children ages 12 and under, $15 dollars General Admission, and $20 dollars VIP Package (which includes admission to the show, 1 soft drink and a special gift).Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.littlenightmagic.com or day of performance at the door if still available. This fast past 90 minute performance piece is a fun filled family friendly show that uses traditional magic and side splitting comedy to transport the audience back into the time of the golden age of Magic, A time where Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harry Houdini, and Howard Thurston all reigned supreme. “We are calling this a performance piece because this is not your typical magic show.” said Sir Pat-Trick and Mike Woodward.

“Monmouth Theatre, with seating for 70 people, is a cozy venue that allows every audience member to have a great seat.” said Sir Pat-Trick.

Sir Pat-Trick is a proud hometown boy having graduated from Elder High school and also from Mount St. Joseph University. “It is a great feeling to be able to bring this new show back home to the Tri-State” said Sir Pat-Trick. Professionally He has won regional and National performances awards and also has had been featured in articles in Magic Magazine, An International Publication for Magicians, about being directed and coached by Joanie Spina, David Copperfield’s Former Lead Assistant and Artistic Director.

Mike Woodward is an Illusion builder. He has designed illusions to make the guest of honor appear; caused a CEO to vanish from the stage and re-appear driving a car up the aisle of the meeting room. “It will be great performing in A LITTLE NIGHT MAGIC and hope so see everyone at the Show.” said Woodward.

You can get more information at our website, www.LittleNightMagic.com or by E-mail at sirpat_trick@yahoo.com Performers Individual websites www.sirpat-trick.com or
www.mike-woodward.com

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DANCING FOR THE STARS 2016 – 10th Anniversary | Sat., April 9 | Music Hall Ballroom

CAA_Dancing for the Stars 2016 logoCINCINNATI, OH – Who will be voted Cincinnati’s best celebrity dancer?  Which stars have the right moves to rule the dance floor?  Find out on Saturday, April 9, 2016 when the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) celebrates the tenth anniversary of its annual fundraiser DANCING FOR THE STARS at the Music Hall Ballroom to benefit CAA’s Overture Awards – the nation’s largest locally-run high school arts scholarship competition – and arts education programs.

Inspired by the hit ABC-TV show Dancing with the Stars, DANCING FOR THE STARS will feature eight Cincinnati celebrities paired with some of the area’s finest professional dancers in a competition program, at which the audience will vote for their favorite celebrity dancer. The competitive dance for the evening will be Disco, and each dance pair will have ninety seconds to woo the crowd and the judges.

In addition, DANCING FOR THE STARS will feature:

  • Silent auction
  • Showcase performance by a 2016 Overture Award finalist in dance
  • Dance music by guest DJ “Rockin’ Ron” Schumacher, WGRR-FM
  • Pre-event reception and wine tasting
  • Open dancing before and after the competition
  • Lite bites provided by some of Cincinnati’s finest restaurants and caterers
  • Cash bar

In addition to the winner of the dance competition, DANCING FOR THE STARS will crown a Fundraising Champion – the celebrity dancer who raises the most revenue toward the event’s fundraising goal through table/ticket sales and donations from fans, who can add a donation under their favorite celebrity’s name at the time of ticket purchase, or simply make a donation if they cannot attend the event. These direct donations (outside of the event ticket price)  will help one of the fans’ favorite celebrities win the DANCING FOR THE STARS Fundraising Champion award – which will be announced the evening of the event – and are 100% tax deductible.

The event will benefit the stars of tomorrow – the talented high school artists who participate each year in CAA’s Overture Awards – as well as CAA’s diverse arts education programs. The Dancing for the Stars committee includes:  Dr. Tracey Skale (co-chair, Dancing for the Stars 2011 winner), Phil Schworer (co-chair, Dancing for the Stars 2009 winner), Christina Bolden, Terry Foster, Sue Gilkey, Jim Howland, Ginger Loftin, and Rosemary Schlachter.

Tickets are currently on sale at the following levels (a portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible):

  • $150 – Patron (includes pre-event reception and two drink tickets)
  • $1,500 – Corporate Table (ten Patron level tickets and a half-page program ad)
  • $2,000 – Celebrity Circle Table (premium “first-row” viewing of competition area, ten Patron level tickets, full-page program ad, recognition on event signage)

RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION:    

THE STARS:       

  • Stephen Beck, MD (Chief Medical Information Officer, Mercy Health)
  • Eric Combs (Trial Lawyer and Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl)
  • Casey Hilmer (Co-owner and Founder, Power Ryde)
  • Jamie Humes (Vice President of Marketing, Traditions Building & Development Group)
  • Jay Lame (Financial Analyst, Lenox Wealth Management)
  • Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco (Hamilton County Coroner)
  • Conrad Thiede (Director of Gifts, Cincinnati Public Radio)
  • Marianna Vardaka, MD (Board Certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist)

THE PROS (WITH STAR PAIRING):  

  • Doreen Beatrice (Independent Dance Instructor) – Eric Combs
  • Leigh Bradshaw (Cincinnati Ballroom Company) – Jay Lame
  • Bonita Brockert (Independent Dance Instructor) – Conrad Thiede
  • Desiree Mainous (Arthur Murray Dance Studio – Cincinnati) – Stephen Beck, MD
  • Jeremy Mainous (Arthur Murray Dance Studio – Cincinnati) – Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco
  • Jozsef Parragh (Independent Dance Instructor) – Marianna Vardaka, MD
  • Josh Tilford (Independent Dance Instructor) – Jamie Humes
  • Alyenendrov (Lenny) Tsorkean (Phoenix Rising Ballroom) – Casey Hilmer

THE HOSTS:  Chris O’Brien & Janeen Coyle (“Married With Microphones,” 103.5 WGRR-FM)

THE JUDGES:   

  • Douglas Beal (Independent Dance Instructor)
  • Joe Rigotti (Creative Director, Accent on Cincinnati; Dancing for the Stars 2012 Alum)
  • Doug Bolton (Managing Principal, Cushman & Wakefield; Dancing for the Stars 2015 Fundraising Champion)
  • Fourth Judge TBA

PRESENTING SPONSOR:  TriHealth  (in celebration of The Overture Awards’ alumni – past, present and future)

EVENT SPONSORS:  Arthur Murray – Cincinnati, Cincinnati Ballroom Company, Crest Graphics, Inc., Pebble Creek Group, Bonita Brockert, Jozsef Parragh, Phoenix Rising Ballroom, Josh Tilford.

TEN YEARS OF DANCING FOR THE STARS WINNERS:   

  • 2007:     Dr. O’dell Owens (former Hamilton County Coroner)
  • 2008:     Jenell Walton (former WCPO-TV9 Anchor and Reporter)
  • 2009:     Phil Schworer (past President, Cincinnati Bar Association; Environmental Lawyer, Frost, Brown and Todd)
  • 2010:     Donna Speigel (Owner, The Snooty Fox)
  • 2011:     Tracey Skale (Chief Medical Officer, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services)
  • 2012:     Regina Russo (former Director of Marketing and Communications, Cincinnati Art Museum)
  • 2013:     Chris Seelbach (Cincinnati City Councilman)
  • 2014:     Neal Schulte (Founder & President, Schulte Financial Group, LLC)
  • 2015:     Johnny Chu (Owner, AmerAsia Kungfood Restaurant)
  • 2016:     Winner will be announced April 9th

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION’S ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAMS
CAA’s Education Department promotes life-long learning through its programs, which are diverse, multidisciplinary, and accessible to all ages and cultural groups. SchoolTime presents a series of programs that feature nationally-recognized artists at CAA’s two venues (the Aronoff Center and Music Hall), and Artists On Tour brings the finest local artists in the region to Tri-state schools for interactive arts experiences aligned with the curriculum.

The Overture Awards Scholarship Competition is the largest locally run arts scholarship competition in the country.  The program annually provides a $4,000 scholarship to six area high school students for education and training, with 18 finalists each winning a $1,000 scholarship. Each year, nearly 500 students are nominated by their schools to compete in one of six artistic disciplines: Creative Writing, Dance, Instrumental Music, Theater, Visual Art or Vocal Music. There are three levels of competition: Regional, Semi-Finals, and Final.

The Overture Awards was developed to recognize, encourage, and reward excellence in the arts among Tri-state students in grades 9-12. It also provides students an opportunity to share their talents and interests among their peers in a supportive environment outside of their individual schools.  Now in its 20th year, The Overture Awards was launched in 1996 by the Cinergy Foundation and Leadership Cincinnati (a Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce program).

Founded in 1992, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the programming and management of two of the Tri-state’s finest performing arts venues – the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall – and is dedicated to supporting performing and visual arts. Each year, CAA presents a diverse schedule of events; serves more than 600,000 people in its venues; features the work of talented local, regional, and national artists in the Weston Art Gallery (located in the Aronoff Center); and supports the work of more than one dozen resident companies, including Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony/Pops Orchestras, May Festival, and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati, presented by TriHealth. Since the inception of its acclaimed arts education programs in 1995, CAA has reached nearly 1.5 million students.

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Bach Vespers for Epiphany on Jan. 31

MISC_Bach Vespers logoJoin the Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas for a reflective evening of worship, focused through the lens of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Beyond aesthetic beauty, Bach’s music is so infused with religious fervor that it is almost impossible to separate Bach the Christian from Bach the composer.

Joining the Bach Ensemble for this Vespers in the Cincinnati Camerata, led by Dr. Brett Scott. The Camerata will perform a short choral prelude of sacred works, and then join the BEST under the direction of Artistic Director Carlton Monroe for a performance of Cantata 124, Meinem Jesum lass ich nicht. Reception to follow.

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Broadway Balances America Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at Quadruple Threats of CABARET

“BROADWAY BALANCES AMERICA” SERIES GIVES YOU A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A QUADRUPLE THREAT WITH THE CAST OF ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY’S TONY AWARD®-WINNING CABARET

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AIRING EXCLUSIVELY ON “THE BALANCING ACT®” ON LIFETIME® TELEVISION TUESDAY, JANUARY 26nd AT 7:30AM (ET/PT)

CABARET concludes Season Two of six-part “Broadway Balances America” Series

New York, NY – Broadway Across America’s collaboration with the award-winning morning show “The Balancing Act®” on the Lifetime® Channel continues with the last Season Two installment of the six-part series “Broadway Balances America” featuring Roundabout Theatre Company’s 50th anniversary production of Tony Award®-winning CABARET. This new episode debuts on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:30AM (ET/PT) and will re-air on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:30AM (ET/PT).

Roundabout Theatre Company’s CABARET, comes to Cincinnati as part of the 2015/16 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati Season presented by TriHealth. Performances at the Aronoff Center run May 10 – 22.  Ticketsare available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363.

“The Balancing Act®” correspondent Amber Milt asks you to leave your troubles outside and take a peek behind the curtain into the world of Roundabout Theatre Company’s CABARET.  In this segment, you get a glimpse of a day in the life of a few cast members that make up the Kit Kat Girls of CABARET.  These women are more than your typical triple threat; they sing, dance, and act in addition to playing an instrument. Their characters will do whatever it takes to survive in 1930s Berlin, and the real-life actors behind these tough as nails nightclub performers know what it takes to balance their rigorous schedule with keeping healthy and fit on the road.  Take a firsthand look at the rehearsal process, a costume fitting, a work out session at gym to the Broadway stars, Mark Fisher Fitness and even a preview of some of the iconic musical numbers.

Viewers will have the unique opportunity to learn about the evolution of the show through interviews with director, BT McNicholl, choreographer, Cynthia Onrubia, Tony Award-winning costume designer, William Ivey Long and step into the shoes of cast members Dani Spieler, Lori Eure, Margaret Dudasik, and Sarah Bishop.

In celebration of their 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company presents the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall’s (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET.  Randy Harrison, best known for his portrayal of Justin in the Showtime drama “Queer as Folk,” will step into the role of the Emcee while Andrea Goss, a veteran of Roundabout’s CABARET on Broadway will return to the role of Sally Bowles when the tour premieres in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center with performances beginning Tuesday, Jan. 26. Joining them are Shannon Cochran (August: Osage County) as Fraulein Schneider, Alison Ewing (Cabaret/Broadway,) as Fraulein Kost, Mark Nelson (Picasso at the Lapin Agile) as Herr Schultz, Ned Noyes (You Can’t Take It With You) as Ernst Ludwig and Lee Aaron Rosen (The Normal Heart) as Clifford Bradshaw.

The cast will also include Kelsey Beckert (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Sarah Bishop (42nd Street), Margaret Dudasik (Chautauqua!), Hillary Ekwall (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Lori Eure (Cabaret/Broadway), Aisling Halpin (Peter and the Starcatcher), Leeds Hill (Cabaret/Broadway), Andrew Hubacher (Cabaret/Broadway), Joey Khoury (Altar Boyz), Tommy McDowell (American Idiot), Evan D. Siegel (Cabaret/Broadway),Dani Spieler (Legally Blonde), Steven Wenslawski (Spamalot), John Little (My Fair Lady) and Lucy Sorlucco (The Phantom of the Opera).

John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical features some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” CABARET is set in the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd––and to leave their troubles outside.

The creative team for the North American tour includes original direction by Sam Mendes, original co-direction and choreography by Rob Marshall, tour direction recreated by BT McNicholl (Spamalot), tour choreography recreated by Cynthia Onrubia (Victor/Victoria), set design by Robert Brill (Assassins), costume design by William Ivey Long (Chicago), lighting design by Peggy Eisenhauer (Ragtime) and Mike Baldassari (“Nine”), sound design by Keith Caggiano (The Radio City Christmas Spectacular) based on the Original Broadway design by Brian Ronan with hair and wig design by Paul Huntley. Cabaret features orchestrations by Michael Gibson (The Boy From Oz), music supervision & vocal arrangements by Patrick Vaccariello (On Your Feet) and music direction by Robert Cookman (Legally Blonde). Cabaret is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories byChristopher Isherwood.

Roundabout’s production of CABARET opened on Broadway on March 19, 1998 starring Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson and won four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. Cabaret went on to play on Broadway for six years and 2, 378 performances before finishing its run on January 4, 2004.  In the Spring of 2014 the acclaimed production was revived once again with Alan Cumming reprising his Tony-winning role as the Emcee.  The show closed on Broadway on March 29, 2015, starring Alan Cumming and Sienna Miller at Studio 54.

CABARET premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in addition to the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, the Outer Critics’ Circle Award, the Variety Poll of New York Critics, and London’s Evening Standard Award.  The original Broadway production played 1166 performances.

“Broadway Balances America” takes viewers behind the curtain of the biggest shows featured on Broadway Across America’s 2015-2016 Broadway series nationwide – from Boston to Costa Mesa, from Houston to Minneapolis, and everywhere in between. Future Season Two “Broadway Balances America” series installments include (with airdates):

CABARET, January 26 & February 2

For more information about the national tour of CABARET and the “Broadway Balances America” series, please visit www.BroadwayBalancesAmerica.com.

About Broadway Across America
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 38 markets. Current and past productions include Beautiful, Finding Neverland, It Shoulda Been You, Million Dollar Quartet, Hairspray and The Producers. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

About The Balancing Act®
Entering its 8th season, THE BALANCING ACT continues to empower women in all aspects of their lives. The mission at “The Balancing Act” is simple – to help today’s modern woman balance it all by bringing them positive solutions to enrich and empower them. Entertaining, educational and trusted by women, viewers can tune in to America’s premier morning show “The Balancing Act” on weekday mornings Monday through Friday at 7:30 am (ET/PT) on Lifetime television. For additional information or to view a segment visit: www.thebalancingact.com

About Roundabout Theatre Company
Roundabout Theatre Company was most recently represented across the country with the critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning national tour of Anything Goes starring Rachel York which toured for 48 weeks. Before that, Twelve Angry Men toured for 2 years, spending 63 weeks across the United States and Canada. Roundabout’s longest-running musical, the revival of Cabaret, received a multi-year tour across the country beginning in 1999. In 2011, Roundabout Theatre Company’s acclaimed work reached a worldwide cinema audience with the HD capture and broadcast of their Tony nominated production of The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Brian Bedford.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 50th Anniversary Season celebrates the company’s numerous accomplishments and vision for the future with bold new productions of classic plays, a revival of the Roundabout’s first musical, and new work by some of the country’s most exciting young talent. Founded in 1965, Roundabout Theatre Company has grown from a small 150-seat theatre in a converted Chelsea supermarket basement to become one of the nation’s most influential not-for-profit theatre companies, as well as one of New York City’s leading cultural institutions. Roundabout has been recognized with 29 Tonys, 41 Drama Desks, 50 Outer Critics Circle, 10 Obie and 15 Lucille Lortel Awards for its work on five stages, reaching more than 700,000 theatergoers and employing hundreds of artists each year. Bank of America is a proud 50th Anniversary Season sponsor – a partnership that makes possible Roundabout’s many productions and not-for-profit initiatives during this landmark year.

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth is committed to bringing the very best of Broadway to the Tri-State, presenting touring Broadway plays and musicals in Cincinnati since 1987. For the past twenty years, Broadway in Cincinnati has presented all shows at the Aronoff Center, and joins in celebrating the Aronoff’s landmark 20th Anniversary this year.  The Broadway in Cincinnati series brings more than 185,000 people downtown to the Aronoff Center each year, and contributes an average of $30 million to the local economy each season. Broadway in Cincinnati is amember of the Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and The Broadway League. Fifth Third Bank is the sponsor of the Cincinnati 15/16 Season and the season is presented by TriHealth. LOCAL 12 is the official television station of the 15/16 Cincinnati Season.

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